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Another from my Assam Sampler.

I think CTC gets a bad rap. I could have sworn I saw someone review this yesterday but no other reviews are showing up. I pulled it out of the never-ending box of goodies to try this morning. Other people pick out their clothes for the morning, I pick out my tea ahead of time.

One thing I like about CTC is that the tea becomes dark very quickly. It’s almost dark like coffee. This was really good – bold and robust. A perfect kick in the keester early morning screen.


I need my to write my review for this one still but I made some while I was waiting for the water filter to come and it actually tasted good in the icky water. Very comforting in a get your butt out of bed and conquer the world kind of tea.

Glad to hear you enjoyed it and I can’t wait to try it with the good water.

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This tea was just picked in June. Isn’t that neat? I really like being able to see the date of picking on the package.

I am having a Darjeeling revelation. I think I might love them! This one is delicious. Round and fruity (I think I am starting to identify the “Muscatel” quality). Slightly astringent but not unpleasantly so.


Glad to see you dipping into our fantastic collection! I’ll be joining you soon… ;-)

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drank Thanai Assam by Golden Tips Teas
216 tasting notes

I suppose part of me originally thought an Assam is an Assam, right? But then the other part of me started thinking about things like terroirs, and reasoned that of course they have to be different. That’s what I am enjoying so much about trying all of these different Assams and Darjeelings. I feel like I am learning about the different estates while I am discovering which teas I like best.

I really liked this Assam. While I liked the one I had yesterday, I think I liked this one a notch more. The mouthfeel was very round and comforting. I could see it becoming a favorite morning tea for me.


I have been intrigued by assams and darjeelings lately. I am enjoying reading these notes.


I love Darjeeling teas (and Assams – but Darjeelings have my heart at the moment). I’m living trying different estates and different years. It’s amazing how much the tea can vary in taste from one year to the next.


*loving not living. :)


Thanks Tiff! I was a little afraid that they were getting repetitive, but if nothing else I figure they’ll help me keep them straight.


I’ve enjoyed them too. Some are new estates for me. I have an Assam I’m pretty loyal to, but I like variety and it always amazes how much of just that teas from Assam can have.


You are doing much better than I. I can’t seem to remember which estates I like from one tea to the next! I only ever remember one or two.

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Soft,juicy,a touch of green grapes.Not strong but with pleasant and clean aroma reminding me of flowers and honey and fruits.The way the liquid touches my whole mouth really feels like biting a soft plum or grape,which is one of my favorite experiences with this tea.

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